All About Smartphones: Nokia Changes Privacy, Data Protection and Service Terms To reflect Microsoft Takeover

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nokia Changes Privacy, Data Protection and Service Terms To reflect Microsoft Takeover

Almost everyone now know as that Nokia Devices and Services Business has been sold to Microsoft and to that effect, Nokia have released set of new information regarding the changes and transition that would take place for their numerous fans.

One of the very significant change is that Nokia devices will start carrying the Microsoft branding once the takeover is final. 

In a letter to consumers, Nokia has this to say:

Hello,
We wanted to share some important information about your data privacy and contracts.

Nokia currently expects to complete the sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in April 2014. With the completion of this transaction, a Microsoft Finnish affiliate* assumes responsibility for your personal data and the contractual relationships for the products and services related to this business. Microsoft cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data and will continue to collect and use your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia, and you should experience no difference as a result of the sale.

Also, please note that Nokia will continue to run its businesses, including HERE location-based products and services, which are not part of the Microsoft acquisition. The responsibility for your personal data and your contractual relationship relating to these Nokia products and services remains with Nokia. Nokia continues to be committed to the highest standards to protect your privacy and your personal data.

We wanted to give you notice of these changes. Our commitment to your privacy remains paramount. 

To learn more about Microsoft's and Nokia's privacy policies and service terms, click here. http://www.nokia.com/global/privacy-landing/

You may also contact us at: Microsoft Mobile Oy, c/o Privacy, Keilaranta 7, 02150 Espoo, Finland or Nokia Corporation, c/o Privacy, Keilalahdentie 4, 02150 Espoo, Finland.

Sincerely,
Chad Fentress
Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Nokia
Brendon Lynch
Chief Privacy Officer
Microsoft

* With the completion of this sale, the Nokia Devices & Services business will be part of this Finnish entity, Microsoft Mobile Oy, a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp.
We are not too surprised ourselves because we know at the right time, this was going to happen. 

Microsoft will definitely do all it can to make sure that the Lumia devices stay in the game.

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